Three months after the end of its 7th edition, the Paris Arbitration Week (PAW) association held its general assembly and elected three new members to its board.

PAW’s annual General Assembly, which took place on 6 July 2023, elected three new members to its board of directors: Catherine Schroeder, Alexandra van der Meulen and Astrid Westphalen.

In addition, following the resignation of Raphaël Kaminsky (co-President of Paris Arbitration Week since July 2022), the association’s board of directors elected a new bureau.

The new bureau is composed of:

  • Marily Paralika and Benjamin Siino as Co-Presidents;
  • Ioana Knoll-Tudor and Claire Pauly as co-General Secretaries;
  • Vanessa Thieffry as Treasurer.

The Co-Presidents also renewed the mandates of Sabrina Aïnouz, Diamana Diawara and Elsa Paparemborde as Vice-Presidents, and appointed Catherine Schroeder, Alexandra van der Meulen and Astrid Westphalen as Vice-Presidents of PAW.

The members of the PAW Organising Committee thank Raphaël Kaminsky for his unfailing commitment and dedication since his arrival on the boardof Paris Arbitration Week in 2020.

Raphaël Kaminsky, the association’s outgoing co-President, comments: “I’m leaving Paris Arbitration Week with emotion, but also with great pride! PAW is an incredible success – the last edition broke all records. I’m happy to have contributed to the success of this adventure alongside my co-President, Marily. I know she’ll continue to put in the same energy, as will Benjamin Siino!

Marily Paralika, co-President of the association adds: “It was a real pleasure to share the co-Presidency of PAW with Raphaël last year! Above all, I’m delighted and proud that the 2023 edition was such a great success. With Benjamin Siino, who joins me in the presidency, and the entire team, we will continue to work with the same commitment and energy in 2024, to establish Paris Arbitration Week as the biggest event in international arbitration globally.

Benjamin Siino, new Co-President, concludes: “I’ve been a proud member of the adventure of Paris Arbitration Week for the past two years, and I’m honoured to now co-lead this initiative with Marily, taking up the torch from Raphaël. With a very fine, close-knit team, we have succeeded in establishing the formula as a key event for the global arbitration community, with over 26,000 event registrations in 2023. We still have many ideas to implement and other wonderful adventures to bring to life, starting with an Olympic year for Paris in 2024.

The PAW Organising Committee is made up of a wide range of personalities in terms of profiles, backgrounds and experiences. This richness and diversity illustrate the spirit that Paris Arbitration Week aims to instil by reaching out to all arbitration professionals around the world, with the promise of connecting the international arbitration community.

About the 2023 edition

In figures

  • 143 events on the PAW official calendar
  • 152 PAW partners
  • 26,000 event registrations and 5,600 individual visitor accounts created on the PAW website
  • 220 LinkedIn posts and over 13,500 subscribers to the PAW Linkedin account

Key and new events

  • The traditional PAW Opening Cocktail, held at theConseil Économique, Social et Environnemental and attended by 1,100 people;
  • The very first edition of Law Rocks! Paris;
  • The legendary cruise on the Seine organized with ICC YAAF, CFA40 and PVYAP, which brought together 700 participants;
  • The GAR Awards presented by Global Arbitration Review ;
  • An inaugural #PAWarriors crossfit session in the Jardins des Tuileries.

Next edition:
18-22 March 2024

Press contacts

Amélie Lerosier – + 33 6 63 58 34 62

Juliette Rohmer – + 33 7 60 21 20 34 –

PAW at a glance

PARIS ARBITRATION WEEK is an annual event that takes place over a week in Paris, a leading hub for international arbitration. Created in 2017, Paris Arbitration Week has fast become a key event for arbitration practitioners from around the globe.

The PAW’s goal is to bring together practitioners from all over the world to discuss issues and developments in the field, including investment and commercial arbitration, the impact of domestic laws or international agreements or treaties on arbitration, and the evolution of practices in international arbitration.  This week is also an opportunity to create a series of informal encounters to meet and exchange during the various cocktails and evening gatherings.